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Old 07-30-2015, 12:53 PM
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Sticky: Military Trainer Picture Thread????



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Of all the forum threads on this Fine web site. I would have thought by now -
(58 pages of Great info here), that there would be a Thread Sticky: for Military Trainers Picture?? What do you think the chances are, of the Top Brass here making a photo Sticky for this forum???
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Old 07-31-2015, 03:47 PM
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Start it off with USMC M65 H&R Reising with sling and magazines
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Old 07-31-2015, 07:40 PM
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I'll play.

My two FN ABL 1952's. One Belgium Army and the other Belgium Navy. Two out of 1000. I have also since purchased their big brother, a ABL 1952 30.06.

More is better, right?

Top one is a BSA #12 Martini. This model was used by Canadian Forces. Bottom one is a MAS 45, Post WWII French trainer based on the Mauser action.

No sense in stopping now.

A L.S.A. SMLE No.2 Mk4 c.22 conversion with target.

How about a few more?

B.S.A. SMLE No.2 Mk4


Springfield 1922 MII with a 1926 barrel date

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Old 07-31-2015, 11:24 PM
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Back with more.

An early Winchester 52 pre A slow lock. Initially designed and submitted to the U.S. Army for trainer service, but not successful in their bid. The Springfield 1922 won out.

What else do I have?

WWII vintage German KKW by Gustoff Werke.

That's all for now. I don't have photos of my latest trainer purchases yet. Lets see everyone's favorites.

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Old 08-01-2015, 02:30 AM
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I tend to collect the trainers and the parent rifle to go with it. Here is a set of Belgian ABL's
I don't have a full length pic as I was comparing actions and stock parts. I tend to disagree wit LTC on the ABL 52 being a FN 24/30. It was the trainer for the 1952 ABL 30-06 rifle. You will see the peep sight on the trainer. This was added when Belgium went to the FN FAL rifle that had peep sights. The Israeli version of the 1952 action didn't have the peep sight:


here are The Israeli and the Belgian trainers:
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Old 08-01-2015, 02:34 AM
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The Polish WZ48 and M44:
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Old 08-01-2015, 02:39 AM
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Lithgow Enfield trainer


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Old 08-01-2015, 02:42 AM
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Gustloff KKW



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Old 08-01-2015, 09:13 AM
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Here is a German Heym trainer from the 1950's.
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Old 08-01-2015, 09:15 AM
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Old 08-01-2015, 11:03 AM
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Is this a sticky yet? Don't have the time to post pictures of 40 odd Trainers if it will get lost in the future.
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Old 08-01-2015, 12:17 PM
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My No.2 Mark IV* made in Lithgow in 1941 and turned into a trainer 9/49.
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Old 08-01-2015, 12:20 PM
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My H&R 65.
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Old 08-01-2015, 02:24 PM
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n64atlas,
I will defer to you on the nomenclature of my ABL trainers and have modified my description.

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Old 08-02-2015, 06:26 AM
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Anschütz 54 Bundeswehr trainer 02/1962

The German military still had a lot of WWII soldiers in their ranks when they started. They knew that fire discipline and markmanship need training and repetition.

The Anschütz 54 trainer and the rare Erma trainer were still used when I served in a West German Panzergrenadierbatallion.

My contribution to this thread is personal, as a soldier and avid shooter.


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